A Front Door for the Humanities

Dicke Hall, as part of the broader overall Chapman-Halsell Complex project, will be a defining presence for Trinity on Hildebrand Avenue, and a more visible connection to the San Antonio community. 

The new Complex will not only improve student outcomes and address aging infrastructure, but will also support admissions when prospective students and parents visit Trinity’s campus.


Amenities

Dicke Hall will house the Humanities Collective, the Department of English, and the Department of Religion. Building amenities are student-centered and create collaborative environments that reflect modern educational practices.


 State-of-the-art classrooms


 Ample writing surfaces and movable furniture


 Improved classroom acoustics and screen projection


 Offices, conference rooms, and collaborative commons spaces

Location

This new building is part of the Chapman-Halsell Complex, situated to the north of Halsell Center, and adjacent to the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library.

a section of the campus map shows the location of the new Dicke Hall building

Building Specifications


 40,000 square feet


 3 stories


 2 department homes (English, Religion)


 6 classrooms


 1 lecture hall


 1 screening room


 multiple collaborative common spaces


a illustration shows large timber pieces being laid crosswise on top of each other

Mass Timber Construction

In a nod to O’Neil Ford’s tradition of engineering innovation, Dicke Hall will be constructed using a mass-timber structural system.

A combination of aesthetics, structural performance, and opportunity for innovation have allowed mass-timber construction to take root. Mass-timber buildings have primary load-bearing structures—wall, floor, and roof construction—made of either solid or engineered wood. They have a lighter carbon footprint, provide fire and life safety, and biophilic aspects have been linked to improved health and well-being.

Building Progress

 

Groundbreaking

Spring 2021

 

Tree Topping

Winter 2021

 

Move In

Summer 2022

 

Grand Opening

Fall 2022

Take a Peek!

Dicke Hall was designed by Trinity University’s partners, Lake Flato Architects. Enjoy a live time-lapse of progress on the construction of Dicke Hall.

Real-Time Progress

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